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All 15 Van Horn Restaurants

Papa's Pantry

515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
432-283-2302
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OLYMPIA
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226 reviews 226 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This seems to be the only sit down restaurant in the area where they will take your order and serve you. So they have a bit of a monopoly. Other restaurants are fast food. The hamburgers are excellent with large homemade patties and condiments of your choice. My wife really enjoyed her double meat burger. That is what most of... More 

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Sierra Vista, AZ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The service was very, very slow. There were several tables that came in after us and they received their food ahead of us. We perceived they took care of the locals first. We may be wrong, but that's what we perceived. When our meal did come, the ordered medium rare hamburger arrived well-done...and after waiting 45 minutes for it, we... More 

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Drummonds, Tennessee
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86 reviews 86 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Hubby got the special, which was meatloaf, and he said it was very good except the veggies were from frozen. I got the Mexican combo, first on menu, and it was excellent. Really good tacos, wished I'd ordered the 3-taco dish. Chicken flauta also good. Very efficient service . . They seem to know that everyone is in a hurry... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Nestled among the truck stops, you hope to find some good familiar food. This place has that. Not upscale but decent service and pretty fast. I had salad with fajita chicken. The chicken was particularly good.

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Las Vegas, NV
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Papa's Pantry is a regular stop when lunch-time is calling and we're traveling between Phoenix and the San Antonio area. The food is excellent, and the restaurant is NOT a chain - it is owned locally and the people who work there are always friendly and glad to serve. We even went there one time and experienced a power failure,... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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314 reviews 314 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stopped overnight and were recommended to try this "locals" spot. Very nice, clean restaurant... not much ambience... but good food for reasonable prices. We especially enjoyed their "green chicken enchiladas" with their green chili sauce. The rice was on the spicy side, but very good. No beer or wine available though. Very good friendly service!

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Alpine, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We have eaten at Papa's Pantry and have never been disappointed by the food. The service can be a bit slow even when there are not many other diners. The food is prepared in a timely manner, but the wait staff is a bit slow in taking orders, etc. The food, however, keeps us coming back. I usually have the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We try to stop here every time we are between Phoenix and San Antonio. My husband says they are the best green chile enchiladas he has ever had. I like the tacos. Note that they close on Saturday at 2 P.M. and are closed on Sunday. Food is great.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great tacos in a little spot off 10. The salsa was incredible, the chicken was moist and the vegetables were crispy. Can't remember chicken tacos like that in a very long time.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

After deciding not to stop across the street where it said "DIESEL FRIED CHICKEN" (Hate to think what that might taste like) we took a chance on Papa's Pantry, even though the outside was not appealing. Lots of local cars convinced us. The food and service were fabulous. We had a chicken breast grilled in a very tasty sauce with... More 

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Additional Information about Papa's Pantry

Address: 515 Van Horn Dr, Van Horn, TX 79855
Phone Number: 432-283-2302
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Van Horn
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Mexican

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